Britdoc

Three Decades of Granitos for Human Rights

Julia Bacha | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julia Bacha

Pamela Yates' film 'Granito' is one of the five winners of this year's BRITDOC Impact Award. This impressive body of work is matched by their intentional, trust-based relationships with key partners across these countries to ensure their films could contribute to the growth and success of the movements they were documenting.

Documentary Filmmakers Piece Together The Truth

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Queen Noor of Jordan

As the winners of the 2014 Impact Award are announced, it is a good day to honour the work of documentary filmmakers everywhere. In particular, their role in documenting, highlighting and explaining human rights abuses and human rights protests even in places that western journalists cannot reach.

As Fewer Companies Control Our Media, Why Documentaries Matter More Than Ever

Morgan Spurlock | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Morgan Spurlock

There have been so many films that have touched and altered my perception over the years that I couldn't begin to single out the few that have been the most impactful, but if we only look at some of the films of the past year and the conversations, debate and change they are driving, we start to see how important and irreplaceable these films and filmmakers are.

EXCLUSIVE: The Five Winning Documentaries That Have Changed The World Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Five exceptional films have been awarded the 2014 BRITDOC Impact Award, which recognises the standout stories on screen that are changing the world. ...

The Optimistic Pessimists: Filmmakers At The Forefront Of Social Impact

Jess Search | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jess Search

Every year new documentary filmmakers step forward driven by the same mix of optimism and pessimism. They hope that their story can cut through the noise and communicate with enough people, or maybe just the right people, to make a difference.

The Unsung Heroes of Impact

Shaady Salehi | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Shaady Salehi

I remember my first time like it was yesterday. I was 21 years old, and it was an incredibly emotional experience. Over the course of an hour, I had laughed, cried, and, believe it or not, my life flashed before my eyes. It was my first time watching a documentary that jumped out and moved me to the core - and compelled me to want to do something.

The Britdoc Impact Award and the Power of Documentaries

Susan Sarandon | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Susan Sarandon

Documentary film is a vital component in holding both governments and corporations to account. In celebrating the documentaries that impact our society we help to keep the legacy of these films and their campaigns alive.

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Now Edward Snowden Tells HIS Side Of The Story

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Edward Snowden will be telling HIS side of the story that governed the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last year, in a new film set to premier...

DOCUMENTARY: Is There Any Winning The Invisible War?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The PUMA Impact Award seeks to recognise and honour the documentary that has made the most significant social impact over the last year, and HuffPostU...

DOCUMENTARY: 'The Interrupters' Prove You CAN Change Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The PUMA Impact Award seeks to recognise and honour the documentary that has made the most significant social impact over the last year, and HuffPostU...

Caroline Frost

Budrus Wins - 'A Heart-Warming David and Goliath Tale'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

A documentary charting how Israeli activists and Palestinian villagers came together in a peaceful struggle to keep down the wall being built around t...

Budrus - 'Where Is The Palestinian Gandhi?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Want to make a film, be award-nominated and change the world just a little bit? These people have. ‘Budrus’ is one of the five films shortliste...

Documentary Filmmakers Enter Dragon's Den for Good Pitch

Jess Search | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jess Search

It was a hot summer afternoon when the representative of the British Beekeepers Association (a man with a beard so bushy and comfortable I thought there might be a family of robins nesting in it) declared he represented 20,000 beekeepers and millions of bees. Then he pledged their full support behind a film called The Vanishing of the Bees as the room cheered.